Dreamy Forest Engagement Session - Dana & Jonathan

The forest is one of my favorite environments to shoot engagement sessions in.  It’s peaceful, calm, and strikingly beautiful.  It gave Dana & Jonathan a chance to step away from wedding planning to enjoy an afternoon in the mountains. Dana had the idea early on to wear a vibrant red dress in a forest setting which was so great; the colors against each other are amazing compliments and just scream “winter in the mountains”!

I scouted a few locations in advance looking for a place where I could feature the beautiful light of late afternoon and also the deep shade of a dense forest. We chased the sunlight until it set behind the mountain and even though it got very cold we followed a pathway into the forest and got some amazing shots with off camera lights.  In the end I love both the dreamy late afternoon light reflecting off the leaves as much as the feeling of being totally surrounded by trees and nature in the deeper forest.

In the end I think we all enjoyed a break from the hustle and bustle soaking up an afternoon in the gorgeous Southern California mountains.

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